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2071  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on: December 09, 2010, 02:27:19 PM
My wife is getting me 2 for Christmas. I enjoyed the first one, but definitely had a few issues with it. My excitement for 3 will depend upon my experience with 2.
2072  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 09, 2010, 10:19:15 AM
I get to watch the new twilight movie tomorrow.

JOY
I watched it on Saturday with my wife, who redboxed it because she knows I won't put Twilight movies in my queue.
It's actually not as bad as the first two. Still not very good, but at least this one has a sense of humor about itself.
I've heard some interesting things about the last book, so I'm actually kinda looking forward to seeing if they can somehow make it NOT ridiculous.
2073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 08, 2010, 08:56:13 AM
Beat NieR. The further in the more rapid the gut punches got.

Is this a good or a bad thing?
2074  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 07, 2010, 09:34:45 AM
Nier showed up yesterday, so I started playing that. Man, after playing Castlevania, Nier is one UGLY game. OK, the graphics aren't THAT bad, but they are very PS2ish looking.
This starts out very generic jrpg. Minus the father/daughter stuff. Actually, it's more like the beginning of a Zelda game. Killed some sheep for a shopkeeper. Mmm, mutton!
We'll see where this goes...
2075  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Forget everything you knew about Tomb Raider! on: December 07, 2010, 09:07:00 AM
This actually has peaked my interest. I remember playing through the first one and a little bit of the second. Haven't played a TR game since then. I like the new look of Lara, and the overall feel. We'll see.
2076  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: December 06, 2010, 04:48:05 PM
I was in the same snow that Yoda was. Got ourselves a good 4 inches or so.
Here's a pic of my garden from Saturday morning:
2077  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Job thread. on: December 06, 2010, 04:35:29 PM
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I actually went to the home and garden show last year and was far from impressed.

Do you mean the one in 09 or just the one this past spring? I largely just go there because the C&S society is selling stuff and they have a lot of fairly hard to find things at really low prices.
Yeah, I phrased that wrong. I meant this past spring. Everything was sponsored by Belgard. Good company with a good product, but I would have liked to have seen more diversity. Because of my job I have to care just as much about paving and wall products, as I do about plants. Or at least pretend to.
That's what Mid Am is for.


2078  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Job thread. on: December 06, 2010, 02:18:18 PM
Da Mayor did a great job of beautifying the city.
Yes, we give him much credit. His green initiatives have given a lot of companies a lot of work, too. I have a feeling this will diminish when a new mayor takes control.


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Our company specializes in seasonal floral displays. Visit Chicago any time of the year, and you'll see a lot of our work, including portions of Michigan Ave. There's always extra, so I get free flowers each season. Trust me, this can be expensive, so it's a nice little perk.

The fact that you're related to this raises you to celebrity status in my eyes ;________; And do they ever do anything at the St. Patrick's weekend home and garden show at Navy Pier..?

No, we rarely participate in those shows due to the whole cost vs. return thing not working in our favor. I actually went to the home and garden show last year and was far from impressed. Then again, the show is targeted at homeowners, not those actually IN the trade.
I do always attend the Mid-Am trade show, which is a place for vendors to try and convince guys like me to use their products. Always fun.

2079  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: favorite christmas movies on: December 06, 2010, 12:28:14 PM
Seems to be the same ones over and over.
Love, Actually is very good, but I don't include it in my Christmas movie list.
Should be two lists.
Movies that are actually about Christmas.
Movies that happen to take place at Christmastime but are not actually about it.
Anyway...
A Christmas Story - duh
It's a Wonderful Life - Decent movie, but a bit too long. My wife likes it, so we watch it every year.
Scrooged
Christmas Vacation - duh. Although, my enjoyment has dulled over the years.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - the REAL one
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Man, that redhead. Ms. Claus, that is.

Show that I can't stand:
Frosty - I want to blast him with a flamethrower every time he says "Happy Birthday!"

2080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What don't you get sick of?? Favorite things!!? on: December 06, 2010, 11:51:18 AM
I need to give How to Train Your Dragon a shot I guess. I didn't care for how the characters looked but I've heard a lot of good mentions from friends and posters here.


And, Grim, no Gino's East? :)
I thought the same thing about HTTYD at first. All the positive reviews convinced me to go with my son. I ended up loving it.

Oh, I definitely love me some Gino's. Also a big fan of Lou Malnati's.
Damn, I want some freakin' pizza now.

2081  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Job thread. on: December 06, 2010, 11:47:49 AM
I have a degree in Horticulture and work for a landscape company as an Estimator. Basically, I'm the guy who determines what a job is worth and how long it takes to install it.
I also plow snow when the need arises.
Our company specializes in seasonal floral displays. Visit Chicago any time of the year, and you'll see a lot of our work, including portions of Michigan Ave. There's always extra, so I get free flowers each season. Trust me, this can be expensive, so it's a nice little perk.
2082  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What don't you get sick of?? Favorite things!!? on: December 06, 2010, 11:34:00 AM
Hmmm. I suppose this could be enlightening...

Peanut butter! I can't believe I am the first one to say it.
Ys music
Epic movie soundtracks that make my heart swell like those by Howard Shore, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, and of course, John Williams.
Taking pictures - There is ALWAYS something worth taking a picture of.
Going through said pictures looking for the few that really turned out well.
Working in my garden. It makes me happy.
Seeing the look on my sons face when I tell him I'm proud of him or that he did a good job on something. Makes me feel bad for my father who never told me such things growing up(or ever). TMI, perhaps.
Hugging my wife
Pizza! Especially good stuff like Home Run Inn or Connie's.
Good quality dark chocolate.
Gothic architecture
Really great movies like the LOTR films, How to Train Your Dragon(good call, Dice), The Princess Bride, Toy Story 1-3, The Incredibles, Memento, etc.
Exploring new nature preserves/prairies/woodlands. On foot or on a bike. Preferably alone. So humbling.
Nature showing how awesome/beautiful it can be by creating amazing Ice storms, thunderstorms, sunrises/sunsets, and everything else. I will never tire of such things.
Sharing my favorite things with other people, especially when they like them too.
A warm bed on a cold winter night. We currently have fleece sheets on the bed. They are so soft and warm, it makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning.
2083  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: December 06, 2010, 11:10:23 AM
Beat Lords of Shadow. Great game overall. My thoughts are in the dedicated thread.
I'm not sure what to play/go back to. I was playing Bayonetta before this, but I'm not sure I feel like going back to the silliness of it.
I still have FFXIII to play. I've also been wanting to buy some DLC for ME2.
Plus, I think the wife is getting me Uncharted 2 for Christmas.
Decisions...
2084  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: December 06, 2010, 11:02:32 AM
Yeah, the whole castle segment(a good third of the game) was the best part.
I have to go into spoilers again:
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I was actually upset at how short the last chapters were. I was hoping for some really kick ass final level, but it didn't happen. When I saw Chapter 12 - Final Fight, I was bummed. I think the levels should have been in a different order, with the castle areas last.
I'll get DLC if it comes out. I enjoyed the game, and really don't want to be done with it.

2085  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Castlevania - Lords of Shadow on: December 05, 2010, 08:06:59 PM
I just beat it  a bit ago. My general review:
I had a lot of fun with this game. It actually turned out better than I thought it might. Especially under the care of a relatively new developer.
The graphics were extremely well done. I'd say this one of the best looking games out there. The music was quite nice, but a bit repetitive.  The story was surprisingly well done and well-voiced. Gabriel became quite the endearing character.
This game did a good job of making me feel like I was on an epic adventure. Lots of great bosses and puzzles, too.
I look forward to sequel, if it happens.
Although, considering the whole ending sequence, itís probably a sure thing.
Speaking of whichÖ
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The after credits stuff was just bizarre! Gabriel is immortal? Zobek is still alive? He calls Gabriel the Prince of Darkness?  Itís now present day? WTF?!

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